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Health > Heart
It's not all in the genes: Clean living can cut heart risks
Clean living can slash your risk for heart disease even if your genes are heavily stacked against you. A large study finds that people with the most inherited risk cut their chances of having a heart attack or other heart problems in half if they didn't smoke, ate well, exercised and stayed slim.
 
Doctors have found a disturbing downside to some powerful new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: In rare cases, they may cause potentially fatal heart damage, especially when used together.
 
A first-responder app that turns neighbors into lifesaving angels
Alessandra calls them her angels. She only came to know their names and faces later, because she doesn't remember anything from the morning her heart stopped.
 
Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines and anchovies, can reduce risk of a deadly heart attack by 10 percent, a study out Monday said.
 
Common calculator 'overestimates' heart disease risk: study
A commonly used method of calculating a person's risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday.
 
Testosterone may lower heart attack risk in older men, according to study
Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart attacks than men who did not take the hormone, a study suggested Sunday.
 
Research shows statins benefit lower risk patients
The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don't have heart disease.
 
Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday.
 
People who report drinking three to five cups of coffee per day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease, U.S. researchers said Monday.
 
A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association in a US$50 million project to find new ways to fight heart disease.
 
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